Once upon a time – July 20 – 1921 – Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson Becomes First Woman To Preside Over US House Of Representatives

1881 Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to US federal troops

1921 Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the floor of US House of Representatives

1969 Apollo 11 lunar module carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin lands on the surface of the Moon; Aldrin and Armstrong walk on the moon seven hours later; Michael Collins remains in orbit in the lunar module

1976 US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing

2017 China announces a plan against “foreign garbage” banning 24 categories of plastic and recyclable waste from 2018

HISTORICAL EVENTS TODAY

TODAY IN FILM & TV

1950 “Arthur Murray Party” premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)

TODAY IN MUSIC

1940 Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is “I’ll Never Smile Again” by Tommy Dorsey)

TODAY IN SPORT

1976 Hank Aaron hits 755th and last home run off Angels Dick Drago

MORE FACTS…

1837 Euston railway station opens in London as the terminus of the London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR), the city’s 1st intercity railway station

1960 USSR recovers 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space

FAMOUS WEDDINGS

1608 Reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft

1872 Inventor Karl Benz (27) weds Bertha Ringer

1975 “The Exorcist” writer William Peter Blatty (47) weds tennis player Linda Tuero (24) in Las Vegas

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